Thanks to veterans who attended appreciation day

Published 6:33 am Thursday, November 29, 2018

Heritage Hospice Inc. would like to extend a huge thank you to all the veterans of Boyle, Garrard, Lincoln, and Mercer counties who chose to spend their time with us for our 11th annual Veterans Appreciation Day at Danville’s National Guard Armory. We were proud to host 840 veterans and their 98 guests. Of those veterans, 36 served in World War II.

We had the privilege of honoring our oldest and youngest veterans at the event as well. Ancil Shepherd was recognized as the oldest at 100, with Paul Chandler following him to earn second oldest. Each World War II veteran received a hat, pin, and gift card to honor their service. Our youngest veteran was 21-year-old Elijah Jenkins.

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Without the continued support of the community, this event would not have been able to continue these past 11 years. A huge special thanks goes to the Franklin Lodge for their years of hard work and dedication, the other three lodges in District 21 who served, and our amazing volunteers. Thanks also to Scottish Rite and Grand Lodge A & FM for their financial support. We’d like to thank the Veterans Day committee and all of our community sponsors. Without each of you, this event would not be possible. We truly appreciate your partnership in this event to help serve those who have served our great nation.

We are so grateful to have had the honor to host veterans for the past 11 years and we look forward to the years ahead. Anyone who would like to support this tax-deductible event can call Heritage Hospice, Inc. for more information at 859-236-2425.

Sharon Martin

Heritage Hospice Inc.

Veterans Appreciation Day Chair